Winter Lady
By: Leonard Cohen

Original Performance: Leonard Cohen
Written by: Leonard Cohen

Versions:
  1. Winter Lady (2:46)
    Available on Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
    Credits
    Bram Inscore: Cello
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Andrew Van Wyngarden: Guitar (Slide)
    Brian Lebarton: Percussion
    Ben Goldwasser: Toy Piano
    Binki Shapiro: Vocals (Background)
 
Lyrics:
Winter Lady [Version (a)]:

Traveling lady stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover

I lived with a child of snow
When I was a soldier
I fought every man for her
Until the nights grew colder

She used to wear her hair like you
Except when she was sleeping
And then she'd weave it on a loom
Of smoke and gold and breathing

And why are you so quiet now
Standing there in the doorway
You chose your journey long before
You came upon this highway

Traveling lady stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover
 
The Song:

"Winter Lady" is the 3rd song on Leonard Cohen's debut album, Songs Of Leonard Cohen. Beck and his Record Club covered this entire album.

The Record Club off a pleasant take of the song, retaining the calm melancholy of the original. Beck and Binki Shapiro duet on the song, and the rest of the guys add little touches here and there. Not the most surprising or original cover they would do, but pretty nonetheless.
 
Notes:
Record Club:

Leonard Cohen: